December 20, 2014 5:27 PM ET

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Company Overview of Sycamore Partners

Company Overview

Sycamore Partners is a private equity firm specializing in buyouts of small to middle market companies. It focuses on consumer, retail, and fashion sector investments. Sycamore Partners was founded in 2011 and is based in New York, New York.

9 West 57 Street

31st Floor

New York, NY 

United States

Founded in 2011

Phone:

212-796-8500

Key Executives for Sycamore Partners

Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Managing Partner
Age: 47
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Sycamore Partners Key Developments

Brown Shoe reportedly in hunt to acquire Stuart Weitzman

Brown Shoe Co. Inc. (NYSE:BWS) reportedly is attempting to acquire Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC in a deal that could be valued at almost $1 billion. Private equity firm Sycamore Partners, which owns Stuart Weitzman, has been working with Citigroup and Goldman Sachs on a potential sale of the company.

Number Of Bidders Appoached Perry Ellis

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ICON) and an unknown firm approached to buy Perry Ellis International Inc. (NasdaqGS:PERY) by paying $30 per share, The Post has learned. The talks have been informal and could fall apart. Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (NasdaqCM:SQBG), Authentic Brands Group LLC and Sycamore Partners also were among the bidders who approached in recent months, sources said. Officials at Perry Ellis and Iconix didn’t respond to requests for comment. Representatives for the other firms declined to comment. George Feldenkre, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perry Ellis is looking to hire either Bank of America or Peter J. Solomon, a boutique investment bank, to advise it, insiders said.

Sears Canada Reportedly Fails To Find Buyer

Eddie Lampert was planning to sell some stake in Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC). The New York Post reported that an auction of a majority stake in Sears Canada failed to attract any acceptable bids in its latest round, eliminating a potential near-term cash infusion for Sears Holdings that could have exceeded CAD 750 million. Eddie Lampert hoped to raise at least CAD 765 million from its 51% stake in Sears Canada, giving it a total market value of CAD 1.42 billion. Potential bidders balked in the second round of the auction after getting a closer look at Sears Canada’s financials, sources said. They further added that Eddie Lampert could be forced to sell off additional Sears Canada locations in the coming months. Bidder for Sears Canada in 2014 summer was Sycamore Partners. Sources mentioned that Sycamore initially expressed interest in taking over Sears Canada’s business, but, it later weighed a liquidation bid before abandoning the process altogether. The report also mentioned that Sycamore declined to comment. Share price of Sears Canada closed at CAD 13.96 on September 19, 2014.

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